Jessica Krushinsky-The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven


Alex Malarkey is born.


Alex is the first born of Kevin and Beth Malarkey.

Medicaid covered all of Alex's hospital bills and Ryan's newborn bills.

2004 - November 1, 2004

This was a huge struggle for them and it was a major relief when Medicaid covered it.

Alex is caught in a horrible car crash when he was 6 years old.

November, 2004

He is sent to the hospital and was supposed to die.

Ryan, Alex's brother, is born two days before the crash.

November, 2004

Alex had his first surgery.

November, 2004

Aaron is brought in to see his brother (Alex) while he was in a coma.

November, 2004

Aaron sees Alex a few weeks after the accident.

An MRI was scheduled for Alex's neck.

November 30, 2004

It was Christmas time and it was their first being spent in the hospital.

December, 2004

Alex is still in a coma but the family is very thankful to have him still alive.

It was a new year and Alex was still in a coma.

January 1, 2005

Mr. Malarkey wrote a letter to Alex.

January 6, 2005

Mr. Malarkey (Kevin Malarkey) is Alex's dad.

Alex finally slowly starts to come back out of his coma.

January 8, 2005

Alex is trying to say words and is working super hard.

January 15, 2005

Beth drives to the hospital for the final meeting with the staff.

February 14, 2005

Beth is Alex's mom and the meetings are for preparing her and Kevin to take care of Alex at their home.

Kevin is at church and is thinking of all the battles they have fought.

August 9, 2005

Alex tells Kevin their is an angel named John that wants to tell him something.

June, 2006

Alex began to tell more about the things he experienced while in his coma.

August, 2006 - 2012

He would talk about the demons, the angels, God, the devil, and heaven he met to mostly his parents.

Near Christmas, a team from their church installed new floors in Alex's room.

December, 2008

Alex is scheduled to have the "Christopher Reeve surgery."

January, 2009

Their dream of putting Alex into KKI comes true by generosity of other people.

July, 2009

The Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) is a two week program that offers therapy and treatment for kids like Alex. The only reason they weren't able to put Alex in at first was because it cost $15,000.